Category: Features

Solidarity YES! Foreign intervention NO!

Stand in solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for human and democratic rights, democracy, and social justice! Since the murder of Ms. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who had been visiting Tehran with her family, in the […]

Iran: Quash death sentences of young protesters subjected to gruesome torture

The Iranian authorities must immediately quash the unjust convictions and death sentences of three young protesters who were subjected to gruesome torture including floggings, electric shocks, being hung upside down and death threats at gunpoint, Amnesty International said today. The […]

Iranian couple filmed dancing in Tehran are jailed for 10 years

Couple convicted of ‘encouraging corruption and public prostitution’ after video of dance at landmark tower went viral An Iranian court has handed jail sentences of more than 10 years each to a young couple who danced in front of one […]

“Woman, Life, Freedom”…  The beginning of the end of the bloody theocratic dictatorship!

 Article on Iran by *Jamshid Ahmadi The death in September 2022 of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the so-called “Morality Police”, having been detained for “inappropriate Islamic hijab”, was the trigger-point for the people of Iran – particularly its […]

Iranian Labor Unions Have Led Inspiring Solidarity Strikes Amid the Uprising

A view of a marketplace after shopkeepers went on a three-day shutter-down strike as part of Mahsa Amini protests in Tehran, Iran, on December 6, 2022. FATEMEH BAHRAMI / ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES

Labor organizing is severely restricted in Iran but independent unions have actively backed demands for women’s rights. By Frieda Afary , TRUTHOUT January 19, 2023 anuary 16 marked the fourth month of a new uprising in Iran, which began with protests against the […]

The NEU Stands in Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders in Iran

The National Education Union (NEU) condemns the crackdown on human rights protesters in Iran and stands in solidarity with all those exercising their rights to peaceful protest following the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini in September. We deplore […]

The Human Rights Crisis in Iran

Dear Foreign Secretary,The Human Rights Crisis in IranWe are writing to urge the UK government to step up its opposition to the human rightscrackdown in Iran and to do all it can to pressure the Iranian authorities to halt furtherexecutions […]

Iran’s ‘Death Committee’ President Unyielding In Defence Of Clerical Rule

By Parisa Hafezi01/17/23 AT 1:48 PM َAs a young prosecutor in Tehran, Ebrahim Raisi sat on a “death committee” overseeing the execution of hundreds of political prisoners in the Iranian capital, rights groups say. Now president three decades later, and seen […]

Britain is actively considering proscribing Iran’s Revolutionary Guard – minister

“It would be wrong of me to speculate … about the outcome of the government’s current consideration of this issue, which is active,” Docherty said during a debate on the situation in Iran during which some lawmakers had called for […]

Iran: Young man at grave risk of execution in connection with protests amid ‘killing spree’

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 11 January 2023 The Iranian authorities must immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to death in relation to nationwide protests, Amnesty International said today, condemning the arbitrary executions of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad […]